RAISE - Rapid Acquisition of Innovative Software Solutions with External Experts

RAISE - Rapid Acquisition of Innovative Software Solutions with External Experts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240518P0010
Agency Tracking Number: S181-004-0023
Amount: $149,897.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2018
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM18-004
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Small Business Information
8880 Yellow Hammer Dr, Gainesville, VA, 20155
DUNS: 127727035
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Venkata Polineni
 (443) 360-8250
 krishna.polineni@serebrum.com
Business Contact
 Venkata Polineni
Phone: (443) 360-8250
Email: krishna.polineni@serebrum.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RAISERapid Acquisition of Innovative Software Solutions with External Expertsenvisions a combination of software and services that enables SOCOM and the Federal community in general, to rapidly, securely procure global talent with competitive reverse auctions and other FAR compliant approaches. The proposed Phase I feasibility study will analyze the IT Governance processes required within SOCOM to enable this innovative approach to come to fruition, the workforce training required, the human resource policies to vet freelancers, the requirements elicitation processes, project management, solution acceptance and testing, rapid deployment via a devops environment, and invoice presentment and payment. The feasibility of an integrated platform that supports all of the business processes leveraging open source technologies and commercial-off-the-shelf products will be explored to rapidly build out the solution. Since the original introduction of reverse auctions for services by GE, innovative companies have expanded this concept to IT services. Despite early successes, several challenges remain since procuring services is not as simple as procuring goods, and issues such as proper requirements, testing and deployment models need to be more rigorous to ensure success. The Phase I study will encompass these issues, provide recommendations and a roadmap for this transformative business process.

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